It's us, the Pilsner Dorks, stopping by a Pilsner brewery with no Pilsner. They did have saison and IPA and they were delicious. Join us at Foreigner Brewery while we play a bit of catch up and share our thoughts on happenings over the last few months. No guest, but it's a good time anyway.
This is our 100th official episode and it's a big ol' doozy of a show. We've got audience jokes, regular jokes from us, Tif from Beer Collective (AB InBev), Ashur from Stomping Ground. We talk freshness, NE IPA, hops, malts, expansion and why quitting your job to volunteer is a great career move.
Our annual Christmas show features two relatively new brewpubs. First up is Kerry from Choice Bros/Husk, and then it's followed by Sam from Heyday. They give us an excellent look at what it's like to be part of Wellington's ever evolving beer scene.
We reflect on the year and kick around some names for breweries we think are the most improved, made the best beer, or were just the all round best brewery in 2017. We also take a look at 2018 and decide our "One To Watch" for the upcoming 12 months. Also Will gives us a rundown on the NSW recycling debacle and we kick around the Pirate Life sale. It's a huge 'sode.
This week, our news is a bit out of date because this is hella late but whatevs. Jayne from Two Birds joins us at their bar, The Nest, and we find out what's happened in the last three years since we last spoke. Covering all sorts, from canning beer, to summer beer to beer pricing. Mostly beer tbh. It's a great chat. You won't believe the recommendations at the end.
This week is a bumper 'sode, all crammed in to less than an hour. How do we even do it? I don't even know. First up we chat with Steve from GABS and Stomping Ground to tell us all about their upcoming Movember campaign, and give us a bit of a tease on some other things in his world. Then, Ed and Fiona from Dollar Bill sit down and we learn about this husband and wife team from Ballarat who are brewing some of the most exciting barrel aged beer and ciders in the country. Take you on a natural joint.
We sit down with Pete Gillespie from Garage Project. He tells us how he came to found one of New Zealand's favourite breweries and all the troubles that go with expansion, side projects and just trying to make enough beer. Also we get a scoop on their next taproom location. Where will it be? Listen and find out!
We are back! And better than ever with our good friends Kerry McBride (pictured) and Miro Bellini from the Good Beer Week team. They give us some incredible info about how to conceive, pitch and run a beer event. Plus Dave and I run through all of our news, views and especially... the brews. Haha. There's sales, bust ups, fast cars and cute cats. This episode has it all.